Sunday, March 11, 2012

How to Blow Your Grocery Budget...


Hunts Tomatoes $1.87
Market Pantry Tomatoes $1.37
Market Pantry Tomatoes .77
Market Pantry Egg Noodles $1.59
2 Market Pantry Pasta Sauce @ $1.00 each
2 Market Pantry Kidney Beans @ .87 each
Entenmanns Muffins $2.99
Nature's Pride Whole Wheat Bread $2.19
Market Pantry Spice $2.39
Market Pantry Spice $2.19
2 McCormick Spices @ $3.29 each
Archer Farms Spice $4.89
Market Pantry Spice $3.59
Market Pantry Brown Sugar $2.04
Market Pantry Unbleached Flour $1.99
1 lb Strawberries $2.99
Up&Up Fluoride Rinse $2.29
Colgate Kids Toothpaste $2.29
2 Market Pantry Orange Juice @ $2.29 each - $1/2 Target Coupon
2 Simply GoGurt @ $2.00 each - $1/2 MC and .75/2 Target Coupon
Heinz Ketsup $4.34
Heinz Ketsup Packets $1.97 - $1.97 free promo wyb Heinz ketsup
Less $2.80 Red Card Savings

Total: $53.40

Stop and Shop

5 lb Red Potatoes $4.99
Green Grapes .46
Apples $1.77
Onion .61
Pears $2.84
Red Bell Pepper $1.32
Garlic .50
Nature's Promise Steak Tips $8.78
Nature's Promise Ground Beef $7.91
Nature's Promise Chicken $8.68 - $8.68 (got for free because it rang up wrong)
Plumrose Bacon $3.99
3 Sprite 12-Packs @ $3.00 each plus $2.40 bottle deposit
Stop and Shop Pasta $1.09
Tutturosa Tomatoes $1.49

Total: $48.15

I went to BJ's earlier this week also so basically I blew my budget right out of the water. This was one of those week I really was not into the budget thing. I was on track but then decided that there were some new recipes that I wanted to try which in itself should not have been a budget buster, but I have a severely deficient pantry and did not have any of the spices I needed nor any of the canned tomatoes or beans that I needed.

If I were more gung-ho about budgets I could have just waited until I could get all of the ingredients super cheap but I'm not in the gung-ho sort of mood. Plus, I just dropped major bucks on two Le Creuset dutch ovens (got a great deal at the outlet) and I want to use them because I am in love with them- they are my new babies.

So yes, I totally suck at sticking to my budget. And yes, I totally don't care because I am totally lazy.

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